Bayer facing possible growing legal costs, consumer backlash after Roundup jury award

Aug 13, 2018
It’s been a rough day for Monsanto, the maker of the weedkiller Roundup. On Friday a jury awarded a California groundskeeper $289.2 million, concluding that exposure to Roundup caused his cancer. On Monday stock in Bayer, the company that acquired…
Bottles of Monsanto's Roundup are seen for sale June 19, 2018 at a retail store in Glendale, California.
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Court orders EPA to ban pesticide

Aug 10, 2018
Chlorpyrifos is used on crops like apples, soybeans, and oranges.

The EPA is at the center of a debate over pesticide regulations

Apr 23, 2018
Chlorpyrifos has helped protect crops from pests since 1965, but it's also been linked in studies to low-IQ babies and dead fish.
Farmer Mike Locati in eastern Washington.
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Note to bees: do not stop and smell the roses

Jul 9, 2014
A new study says garden plants from big box stores contain a toxic pesticide.

Corn farmers turn to insecticides again

Jul 23, 2013
Farmers are buying more insecticides this season. That’s because one tenacious pest has developed resistance to a genetically modified corn variety.

When do you buy organic? When do experts?

May 4, 2011
I never know when it makes sense to shell out extra money for organic foods. It's one of the reasons I started working on the story for Marketpla...